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Alexandra
@Alexandra
02/20/14 02:44:29PM
16 posts

crochet dreads discussion and pictures


Dreading Methods

I used a hook on my very first dread. Well, the dread is no longer with us. At a certain point the hairs all snapped and the dread completely fell apart. Luckily it was a very, very thin and small dread... but still. It was damaged beyond repair. After it fell apart I just let the poor hairs be and now after three years of neglect I have two, healthy, thicker dreads in it's place. Crochet hooks are devils.

Alexandra
@Alexandra
06/09/12 04:32:30PM
16 posts

Dreadhead discrimination!


dreads jobs employment issues

Brigitte and Tara C you guys have hit the nail on the head! Mostespeciallyabout racists wanting to eradicate other cultures, not associate with them! Why would anyone with dreads go out of their way to dread their hair just to be "racist"? It makes no sense! Seeing as dreads are a rather large commitment and way of life I can't imagine doing it to "mock" other cultures. Once upon a time (not too long ago) I saw a person (white and with dreads) post on their Tumblr how anyone with dreads who got them and didn't do it as a spiritual journey OR if they didn't think about how they would affect other cultures just by sporting dreads, did it to be racist. It really appalled me that someone, even WITH dreadlocks could be thatincrediblyignorant on the whole topic. It's unfortunate people have those silly beliefs.. I've had quite a few people talk to me and express their longing to get dreads but they just don't want to be labeled "racist" in the event that they do make the journey. It makes me sad that people are ruining dread journeys for others by their rambling ignorance!

Alexandra
@Alexandra
06/09/12 03:08:23PM
16 posts

Dreadhead discrimination!


dreads jobs employment issues

Laughing it off is always great. It depends on my mood of course! Sometimes it bothers me greatly, but only because I'm attracting negative energy due to my shit mood. And other times it's a great laugh. And that thing about a "pot head uniform" is absolutely hilarious!


updated by @Alexandra: 07/22/15 05:19:45AM
Alexandra
@Alexandra
06/09/12 12:52:12PM
16 posts

Dreadhead discrimination!


dreads jobs employment issues

It's so silly whites are scorned for having dreads and even called racist for having them. Personally I can't stand the stereo types that go along with having dreads. So many times I have been asked if I was Rasta.. it drives me insane! But really the worst is being stopped on the street and asked where the drugs are. Some people literally think that because I have dreads I must do drugs. Even at my last job everyone I worked with thought I was a druggy because of my hair (though they still let me work..haha). I can't wait to see the day where all of thisnonsensestops!

Alexandra
@Alexandra
06/09/12 12:39:45PM
16 posts

Dreadhead discrimination!


dreads jobs employment issues

Precisely. Unfortunately there are people out there who don't care, or are just ignorant of that fact and will try to hold you back. They just don't realize they will be fought against! I came from a small town and all of the back country conservatives had a notion that dreads were basically the axis of evil... too crazy this stuff happens because of ignorance.

Alexandra
@Alexandra
06/09/12 12:33:47PM
16 posts

Dreadhead discrimination!


dreads jobs employment issues

Yes! Exactly! It's astounding they would actually try to get away with that sort of discrimination. Appalling.

Alexandra
@Alexandra
06/09/12 12:20:22PM
16 posts

Dreadhead discrimination!


dreads jobs employment issues

Has anyone else heard about this?Petition!My mom just sent this in an email today and I couldn't resist telling all fellow dreadheads about this terrible discrimination,regardingjobs, going on at Six Flags. Where's the love and acceptance?


updated by @Alexandra: 02/14/15 06:44:20AM
Alexandra
@Alexandra
04/03/12 09:13:39AM
16 posts

Beanie while sleeping?


Dread Maintenance

Personally, I think you should just let them be. no more back combing. Let them form naturally now, it may take a bit longer, but your hair will thank you in the end. Dreads take a lot of patience, so just hang in there!

Alexandra
@Alexandra
06/07/11 05:18:14PM
16 posts

Dr Bronners leaving residue, maybe?


Dread Products

Thank you all for your replies! They have all helped. I haven't been diluting my Dr B's and the vinegar I use is coconut based, which I definitely think is contributing to the strange sticky feeling. I'll try diluting and switching vinegar. Thanks again for all the help :)
Alexandra
@Alexandra
06/05/11 01:53:22AM
16 posts

Dr Bronners leaving residue, maybe?


Dread Products

I've been washing my dreads with Dr Bronners and rinsing with a vinegar rinse. But when I'm washing, my dreads have this strange, almost sticky feel to them. When they are dry they feel fine, but when wet they feel rather unpleasant. Not sure if it's Dr b, my water, or the vinegar I'm using (it's not apple cider vinegar, dunno if that even makes a difference?) This has just started and I haven't changed anything so that's why I was thinking a build up of residue. Also, because I have a slight build up of flakes on my scalp. Any thoughts? Could Dr B be leaving residue? All sorts of advice is really appreciated!
updated by @Alexandra: 01/13/15 09:03:20PM
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